Becky Lynch has opened up on her frustration with events that transpired during the belt exchange between herself and Charlotte Flair on SmackDown in October.
The 2021 WWE Draft saw SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch move to Raw while Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair was drafted to SmackDown. This left the two champions holding the opposite titles to their show.
WWE decided to resolve the situation by having the pair simply exchange the title belts on SmackDown. However, the segment ended up being anything but simple.
Instead of handing her title to Lynch as planned, Charlotte Flair dropped her title on the floor. This deviation from the script left ‘The Man’ furious. Once backstage the pair got into a heated argument which led to Flair being escorted from the building.
Over the following weeks, the two engaged in a war of words both on television and social media. The real-life animosity and on-screen rivalry came to a head at Survivor Series.
Sitting down with Steve Austin on the Broken Skull Sessions, Lynch explained what was meant to happen during the exchange, and admitted that she “lost her head” during the incident.
“It should’ve been easy… It should’ve been a straightforward thing. We were supposed to exchange the titles. I grab it out of her hand unknowingly, I’m ‘Becky Two Belts’ for a second then I toss her the title, then she tells Sonya (Deville) to pick it up, then she challenges me to a fight, and I back out of it and I go. So everybody was supposed to get their moment there.”
“I told some people that this isn’t what’s going to happen. When I try to grab it, she’s going to drop it, and that’s what happened. And so, when all that was going on, I was just fuming. Mostly because I knew in advance that was what was going to happen and I had no way to stop it. And anyway we talked about going into business for yourself and I lost my head a bit.”
‘Big Time Becks’ went on to discuss how the real-life emotions of the pair falling out led to a more interesting story.
“People were excited to see us go at it, and we went at it. In that, capitalized on that real emotion of once being best friends and now absolutely despising each other and we wanted to rip each other’s heads off. I think when you’ve got real emotions, you’ve got truth behind it, it makes for an interesting story.”
On the latest edition of Raw, Becky Lynch confronted Royal Rumble winner and long-time rival Ronda Rousey. Although Rousey came out on top, it was WWE Hall of Famer Lita who made a title challenge, demanding to face the champion at Elimination Chamber.
Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey will be in attendance on the February 4th episode of SmackDown to reveal which title she will challenge for at WrestleMania 38.
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above transcription.